Harvey does Jazz

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Mill Rythe Summer Jazz Party

Mill Rythe Holiday Village

16th - 19th June 2017


We arrived to glorious weather, a cloudless blue sky and hot. It was nice to be in the air-conditioned ballroom.


Bands playing this weekend: The Sussex Jazz Kings, (3 sets), New Orleans Heat, (3 sets),Savannah Jazz Band, (4 sets),New Orleans Z’hulus, (4 sets), John Maddocks Jazzmen with Julia Titus, (3 sets), and the Gambit Jazzmen, (3 sets).


Friday's Sessions saw that The Sussex Jazz Kings and New Orleans Heat were going to get us off to a good start.


Sussex Jazz Kings – Line-up: Dave Stradwick (tpt/ldr), Iain McAuley (tmb), Bernie Stutt (clt), Kevin Scott (bjo), Peter Clancy (s bass & sousa), Pete Lay (dms). This popular band set the tone for the weekend with plenty of hot jazz for the fans to enjoy. Enjoyable listening and great for dancing too.

The Band play "Saratoga Swing"


New Orleans Heat: Line-up: Barry Grummet (pno/ldr), Richard Church (tpt/cnt), Dave Vickers (tmb), John Scantlebury (reeds), Alan Birkinhead (bjo), Harry Slater (s bass), Colin Bushell (dms). Another band that gets the toes-a-tapping and the dancers on the floor. Plenty of vocals also.

Here they play "Chimes Blues"